The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 230 189 149
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -40
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 15 55 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.83% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 3.42% 6.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15 55 124
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £34,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1733 1606 1895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.13% 24.32% 24.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1453 1313 1606
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region.

MCSD Salary Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the North West

MCSD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside +17 6 £52,500 +31.25%
Lancashire -5 5 £52,000 +38.66%
Manchester -23 4 £58,750 +46.87%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (86.67%) Microsoft
3 24 (80.00%) SharePoint
4 21 (70.00%) .NET
5 20 (66.67%) C#
6 19 (63.33%) ASP.NET
6 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (50.00%) Windows
8 14 (46.67%) CSS
8 14 (46.67%) JavaScript
8 14 (46.67%) Ajax
8 14 (46.67%) .NET Framework
9 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (40.00%) MVC
10 11 (36.67%) MCTS
10 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
11 10 (33.33%) MCP
11 10 (33.33%) MCAD
11 10 (33.33%) WCF
12 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (30.00%) Waterfall
12 9 (30.00%) MCSE
12 9 (30.00%) Citrix
12 9 (30.00%) CCA
12 9 (30.00%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (30.00%) VMware
13 8 (26.67%) Migration
13 8 (26.67%) CCEA
13 8 (26.67%) AIX

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (26.67%) Office Communications Server
2 8 (26.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 8 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (20.00%) IIS
3 6 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.33%) Lync
Business Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (3.33%) IaaS
3 1 (3.33%) SaaS
3 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) NUnit
1 4 (13.33%) MSTest
1 4 (13.33%) Rhino Mocks
1 4 (13.33%) Moq
General
1 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Architect
3 8 (26.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Senior Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Wintel Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Virtualisation Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (70.00%) .NET
2 19 (63.33%) ASP.NET
3 14 (46.67%) CSS
3 14 (46.67%) Ajax
3 14 (46.67%) .NET Framework
4 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (33.33%) WCF
6 8 (26.67%) jQuery
7 6 (20.00%) HTML
8 4 (13.33%) Castle Windsor
8 4 (13.33%) Ninject
8 4 (13.33%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (13.33%) Unity DI Container
8 4 (13.33%) Spring.NET
9 1 (3.33%) SOAP
9 1 (3.33%) XML
9 1 (3.33%) WSDL
9 1 (3.33%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) AIX
2 8 (26.67%) Solaris
2 8 (26.67%) UNIX
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) MVC
3 9 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 8 (26.67%) Migration
5 6 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
5 6 (20.00%) OO
5 6 (20.00%) CRM
6 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
7 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (13.33%) Kanban
7 4 (13.33%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (13.33%) TDD
7 4 (13.33%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) Web Application Development
7 4 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (3.33%) ITIL
8 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.33%) SOA
8 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
8 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) C#
2 14 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (23.33%) SQL
3 7 (23.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (36.67%) MCTS
3 10 (33.33%) MCP
3 10 (33.33%) MCAD
4 9 (30.00%) MCSE
4 9 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (30.00%) CCA
4 9 (30.00%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (26.67%) CCEA
6 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
6 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) VCDX
7 1 (3.33%) VCP4
7 1 (3.33%) VCAP
7 1 (3.33%) CCEE
7 1 (3.33%) CCAA
7 1 (3.33%) CCIA
7 1 (3.33%) VCP5
7 1 (3.33%) MCSA
7 1 (3.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) Citrix
2 9 (30.00%) VMware
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